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Mar 19, 2013 8:00pm PDT
support. but california senator dianne feinstein, who wrote the bill, says she's been promised a vote. and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is very important to me. i am not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people has said every public poll that they support this type of legislation. it is aimed to protect children, schools and shopping malls. and it is aimed to dry up the supply of these over time".over time" >> catherine: while that part of the measure is in limbo. it's likely that the senate will vote on three other measures-- a ban on high capacity ammo clips. a call for universal background checks. and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. new tonight, there is controversy with local cabdriver's with smart phone applications such as 'ride share'. >> one half the time we are empty because these cars are picking people up. they are not a licensed. there's no oversight and we cannot compete because we have to pay taxes and city fees. they can undercut us. >> catherine: with the new legislation that they feel th
Mar 14, 2013 8:00pm PDT
=feisty today. dianne feinstein tearing into texas senator ted cruz, a tea party republican. the exchange came as a senate committee approved her proposed ban on assault weapons. and senator cruz tried to deliver what she called a "lecture" about the constitution. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years, i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot by these weapons. nearly 25 years ago, when feinstein was a san francisco supervisor, she was witness to a double murder just a few steps from her office at city hall. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. she says the horror of that day has never left her. >> i can not get out of my mind trying to find a pulse in someone and putting fingers in a bullet hole. i can not get out of my mind walking into a crime and seeing the brain matter all over the carnage. in 1994, she sponsored a federal ban on assault weapons, which expired ten years later. after the newtown school massacre, she re=introduced
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